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Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

Renzo Rosso’s OTB acquires Jil Sander

It’s official. Only the Brave (OTB), the key company in the fashion empire of Renzo Rosso, has acquired Jil Sander, the Hamburg-born label known as the highest expression of minimalism in fashion.
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Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena

Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
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Coats Group weathers turbulent year with improving H2, outlook positive

Coats Group weathers turbulent year with improving H2, outlook positive

After a “turbulent” trading year, it certainly wasn’t all bad news for Coats Group despite delivering mostly negative numbers in its 12-month trading statement to 31 December on Thursday.
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Paris Fashion Week Day Three: Hearst debuts at Chloé; Patou looks polished; Acne goes avant-garde and Thebe Magugu wows

Paris Fashion Week Day Three: Hearst debuts at Chloé; Patou looks polished; Acne goes avant-garde and Thebe Magugu wows

Lockdown notwithstanding, Wednesday was a very busy multinational day in Paris Fashion Week, with the season’s key debut, the first collection by Gabriela Hearst for the house of Chloé.
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Dolce & Gabbana: It’s party time again

Dolce & Gabbana: It’s party time again

There are two opposing camps this season in fashion. One sees women post-lockdown refusing to sacrifice comfort for future; the other, led by Dolce & Gabbana, insists women are desperate for a night on the dancefloor.
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Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

Kering takes stake in Vestiaire Collective

​If anybody needed confirmation of how important fashion resale has become, it came on Monday with the announcement by France’s Vestiaire Collective of a new €178m financing round backed by Kering, among others.
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A Tale of Three Cities, with collections from MM6, Pucci, Tom Ford and Sonia Rykiel

A Tale of Three Cities, with collections from MM6, Pucci, Tom Ford and Sonia Rykiel

Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
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Birkenstock steps into big league with new luxury owners

Birkenstock steps into big league with new luxury owners

Germany's flat sandal maker Birkenstock stepped into the luxury league on Friday, with an LVMH-backed company and the French group's billionaire owner Bernard Arnault snapping up the iconic brand.
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Wes Gordon, the adopted Native New Yorker, on designing for Carolina Herrera

Wes Gordon, the adopted Native New Yorker, on designing for Carolina Herrera

It’s hard to think of a designer more in synch with a great fashion house than Wes Gordon, the creative director of Carolina Herrera. We Zoomed Wes to discuss creating for an iconic house and designing in the pandemic.
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Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Net loss soars at Farfetch, but it hails sales surge and key EBITDA milestone

Like many other online fashion retailers, Farfetch saw soaring demand last year and said on Thursday that its 2020 gross merchandise value topped $3bn, up 49% year-on-year. Meanwhile revenue rose 64% to $1.7bn.
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LVMH's Belmond names Karl Bieberach as head of global development

LVMH's Belmond names Karl Bieberach as head of global development

Belmond, LVMH’s luxury hotel and resorts group, has named Karl Bieberach to be its head of global development and responsible for the global expansion of Belmond’s portfolio of  hotels, trains, river barges and safaris.
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Burberry: Menswear in the wilderness at Horseferry Road

Burberry: Menswear in the wilderness at Horseferry Road

Though February is traditional the season of women’s ready-to-wear in London, this month Burberry staged a purely menswear collection in its Horseferry House headquarters, and entitled it 'Escapes.'
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Molly Goddard: Cathy Earnshaw in taffeta in Bethnal Green

Molly Goddard: Cathy Earnshaw in taffeta in Bethnal Green

One true test of any great artist, or significant designer, is whether or not they have an identifiable signature style. One of many reasons that Molly Goddard has become one of the most important creators in UK fashion.
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London Fashion Week: A French touch in virtual season

London Fashion Week: A French touch in virtual season

There was a notable French touch at London Fashion Week this weekend, with shows from Stephen Jones, Bianca Saunders, Bethany Williams, N Palmer, 16Arlington, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Art School and Jamie Wei Huang.
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Valentino posts sales declines in 2020, but sees recovery in China and online

Valentino posts sales declines in 2020, but sees recovery in China and online

Like most luxury houses, Valentino was strongly affected by the pandemic last year. Accordingly, the Italian Maison saw its revenues fall from 1.22 billion euros in 2019 to 882 million euros in 2020. 
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Dolce & Gabbana names Lady Kitty Spencer as global ambassador

Dolce & Gabbana names Lady Kitty Spencer as global ambassador

Dolce & Gabbana has named Lady Kitty Spencer as its debut global acmbassador, marking her latest link with the house since first appearing on their catwalks back in 2017.
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